Run 5K or 10K today on Turkey Day

People with a hunger to help others today can burn off some calories before feasting with the 5K on Turkey Day, which is expanding this year with addition of a 10K race.

The event, a senior project for Columbus North student Maddy Neal, benefits the Love Chapel food pantry in Columbus.

She is attempting to raise $10,000 and bring in 2,500 cans of food for Love Chapel.

Registration for adults is $25 for the 5K and $35 for the $10K. For students 17 and younger, it is $15 for the 5K and $25 for the 10K. All runners are asked to bring a minimum of five canned goods to donate to the pantry.

Although online registration has closed, runners can bring a personal check payable to Love Chapel or pay by cash at check-in, which starts at 7 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. races.

The run/walk event begins at the Indiana National Guard Armory, 2160 Arnold St., on Columbus’ north side.